Courses for General Purposes

Courses are available as two options; a) 1-month 40 hours (10 hours a week) b) 2-month 48 hours (6 hours a week). Upon request tailor-made courses are also offered.

12-level English courses consist of 3 basic, 6 intermediate and 3 upper-intermediate levels. Lessons are taught in accordance with the European Language Portfolio requirements. Students reach the level of B2 upon the completion of standard education.

Upon completion of basic and intermediate levels, students are given a certificate. A “TÖMER Diploma” approved by the President of Ankara University is given to students completing upper-intermediate level successfully.

We employ student-centred eclectic approach, where lecturers are moderators, and every student has equal right to speak and is required to be active throughout the lesson. Lessons are taught in English. Four main language skills, Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing, and grammar as a sub-skill are equally included in lessons.

A-12-level “Oxford New Headway” for adults, a 4-level “Oxford Let’s Go” for students who are in the 2nd or 3rd grade in  primary schools, an 8-level“Oxford Incredible English” course for students who are in the 4th grade in primary schools, a 12-level“Oxford World Quest” for students who are in the 5th,6th,7th or 8th grade in schools are our course books. In addition to the course books workbooks, listening CD’s and DVD’s and supplementary exercise booklets, prepared by TÖMER English Department, are used in general purpose English courses. Our course books equally focus on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in accordance with the Common European Framework.

Courses for Specific Purposes

Courses for Speaking Classes, YDS, TOEFL, IELTS, General Translation, Business English, Tourism English, Proficiency for Preparatory Classes of Universities – COPE, Proficiency are available upon demand. In these courses, common test techniques and grammar skills are studied. For “Proficiency for Preparatory Classes of Universities”, 60, 80 or 100-hour courses that vary based on the examination systems of proficiency tests of various universities are available.

YDS Courses consist of three levels. The students who wish to register for these courses are required to take a placement test. At YDS-1 level, common grammatical uses are practised. Common grammatical structures with which students usually have trouble are focused. At YDS-2 level, various questions (vocabulary, paragraph completion, irrelevant sentences in paragraphs, dialogue completion, etc.) studied. At YDS-3 level, recent YDS questions and practice tests are studied. These courses are usually offered as 10 hours a week, 40 hours a month, with a total of 120 hours.

TOEFL Courses consist of three levels. TOEFL-1 level includes grammatical structures. At TOEFL 2 level, reading and listening sections of recent exams are analysed and similar tests are studied. TOEFL 3 level covers the analysis of writing and reading sections and TOEFL modal tests are studied. These courses are usually available for 10 hours a week, 40 hours a month, with a total of 120 hours. The students who want to register for these courses are required to attend a placement test.

Tourism English

This is a 3-level specific program, which allows you to learn not only daily phrases and conversations about tourism and hotel management, also the most common expressions used in daily English conversations. Students reach A1 Level after completing these courses. The education set called “English Through Tourism” published by TÖMER is used in these courses.

Speaking Club and Speaking Classes

Speaking clubs are available for our students at different hours. Various topics of interest are discussed among students under the supervision of experienced Turkish and native speaker lecturers. These classes are free of charge for TÖMER students.

We also offer courses focusing solely on speaking as a course for specific purpose.

Final Exams

At the end of the course period students take the final exam aimed at assessing the four main language skills. Should a student fail one of the skills of the exam, he/she can take a make-up exam. However, failure in more than one skill requires the repetition of the course.

LEVELS

COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK

EXAM MATERIALS
ELEMENTARY 1 A1 N/A HEADWAY ELEMENTARY
ELEMENTARY 2 YES
ELEMENTARY 3 YES
ELEMENTARY CERTIFICATE

 

INTERMEDIATE 1 A2 N/A HEADWAY PRE_INTERMEDIATE
INTERMEDIATE 2 YES
INTERMEDIATE 3 YES
INTERMEDIATE 4 B1 N/A HEADWAY INTERMEDIATE
INTERMEDIATE 5 YES
INTERMEDIATE 6 YES
INTERMEDIATE CERTIFICATE

 

UPPER INTERMEDIATE 1 B2 N/A HEADWAY UPPER -INTERMEDIATE
UPPER INTERMEDIATE 2 YES
UPPER INTERMEDIATE 3 YES
DIPLOMA

 

OXFORD WORLD QUEST

LEVELS EXAM BOOK
World Quest 1 YES OXFORD WORLD QUEST 1
World Quest 2 YES
World Quest 3 YES
World Quest 4 YES
World Quest 5 YES OXFORD WORLD QUEST 2
World Quest 6 YES
World Quest 7 YES
World Quest 8 YES
World Quest 9 YES OXFORD WORLD QUEST 3
World Quest 10 YES
World Quest 11 YES
World Quest 12 YES
CERTIFICATE

 

INCREDIBLE ENGLISH

LEVELS EXAM BOOKS
IE1 N/A INCREDIBLE ENGLISH 1
IE2 YES
IE3 N/A INCREDIBLE ENGLISH 2
IE4 YES
IE5 N/A INCREDIBLE ENGLISH 3
IE6 YES
IE7 N/A INCREDIBLE ENGLISH 4
IE8 YES
CERTIFICATE

 

LET’S GO COURSE CONTENT TABLE FOR 16 HOURS

LEVELS EXAM BOOK
Let’s Go 1 N/A LET’S GO 1
Let’s Go 2 YES
Let’s Go 3 N/A
Let’s Go 4 YES
Let’s Go 5 N/A LET’S GO 2
Let’s Go 6 YES
Let’s Go 7 N/A
Let’s Go 8 YES

LET’S GO COURSE CONTENT TABLE FOR 40 / 48 HOURS

LEVELS EXAM BOOK
Let’s Go 1 N/A LET’S GO 1
Let’s Go 2 YES
Let’s Go 3 N/A LET’S GO 2
Let’s Go 4 YES

At some levels assessment of students’ performance by the instructor rather than an exam is the method for students’ failure or success. Considering the performance of the student, his/her attendance, homework, quizzes the instructor assess the student as fail or pass. Students who fail this assessment may require to take an exam.

 

Evaluation Criteria:

SKILLS

HIGHEST GRADE LOWEST GRADE
Listening 25 15
Reading 25 15
Interaction 15 9
Production 10 6
Writing 25 15